The Science of Adhesion GRS will complement the associated GRC by providing graduate students and post-docs with a unique forum to present new data and exchange cutting edge ideas. Career mentorship activities will offer additional opportunities for professional development.
The 2019 meeting will focus on translating fundamental understanding of surface chemistry, cell and biological adhesion, surface roughness, friction, and adhesion mechanics, to address novel applications. These include, but are not limited to, therapeutics, biomedical adhesives, haptics, and additive manufacturing. The aim of this meeting is to leverage the interdisciplinary nature of adhesion and interface science to promote discussion and encourage collaboration between early career researchers from diverse backgrounds.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 20, 2019. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.